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Al Roker versus other A-list Als: 'I was mistaken for Al Gore once'

Al Gore, Weird Al and Albert Einstein — how does Al Roker stack up among other famous Als?

TODAY's favorite Al (that's Al Roker, of course!) played a game of Versus during the Orange Room's one-year anniversary celebration, and pitted himself against other A(l)-listers.

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Al Roker plays ‘Versus’ against other famous Als

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Who came out on top? Here are Roker's thoughts: 

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ROUND ONE: AL ROKER VS. AL BUNDY (from "Married with Children")

"He's much funnier and rude, very rude. He says things I would love to say."

WINNER: AL BUNDY

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ROUND TWO: AL ROKER VS. WEIRD AL

"The hair is very disturbing. You go clean." 

WINNER: AL ROKER

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ROUND THREE: AL ROKER VS. AL GORE

"I was mistaken for Al Gore once. We had just finished covering a hurricane. We stopped at a gas station and one of the gas station attendants shouted, 'Look, it's Al Gore!'"

WINNER: AL GORE

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ROUND FOUR: AL ROKER VS. FAT ALBERT

"This is the bane of my existence. Because you're a teenager, you're overweight, you're black and you're first name is Albert. When this cartoon came out — it was an NBC special — my life was a living hell. 

I love Bill Cosby. He ruined my life, but I love him." 

WINNER: AL ROKER 

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ROUND FIVE: AL ROKER VS. ALBERT EINSTEIN

"He looks very cool here. He could be in Maroon 5. I was horrible in math, but everything else I was OK at. Math was my Achilles heel." 

WINNER: ALBERT EINSTEIN

FINAL SCORE: 2 for Al Roker, 3 for other famous Als.

Who's the best villain of all time? Which baseball team's mascot wins out? Check out other Versus here.

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